Bharat Rural Livelihoods Foundation (BRLF) was set up by the Government of India as an independent society under the Ministry of Rural Development, to scale up civil society action in partnership with the central and state governments. The Union Cabinet decided to form Bharat Rural Livelihoods Foundation (BRLF) through a cabinet decision on 3rd September 2013 to ensure better implementation and outreach of the government schemes and programmes in partnership with civil society organizations. It came into existence as an independent society on 10th December 2013 with an initial sanctioned amount of INR 500 crore to be allocated in two instalments to create the corpus of this new society.
The Central Indian Tribal Region is critically afflicted with groundwater problems. Thus, augmentation, conservation and protection of water resources are the top priorities of BRLF in all of its projects. The rationale behind PGWM is to counteract the grim situation that has emerged due to over exploitation of ground water and take adequate remedial actions to stop deteriorating agriculture output…
As agriculture is one of the main livelihood activities for most of the tribes in the Central Indian belt, BRLF has initiated a component on NPM as part of the existing approved projects to ensure sustainable agriculture, farmer profitability, soil protection, protection of insect and animal bio-diversity and ensure safety of food and water sources.
The objective of this initiative of BRLF is to facilitate and strengthen the implementation capacities of the CSOs for successfully implementing the WASH programme in the Central Indian Tribal belt of India. Through this initiative BRLF aims at supporting its partners for implementation of Honourable Prime Minister’s Flagship Programme, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The programme includes a selection of target villages, preliminary situational analysis, meetings with village institutions,distribution of IEC materials and training of local resource persons on construction of toilets.